From: Todd Weiler
To: Renee Braddy,
Subject: Re: NO ON SB 118 and we have 2 children. :)
Date: 2/17/2014 1:04:45 PM
Body:
I'm a no vote. I appreciate you contacting me and sharing your views. Todd Weiler 801-599-9823 > On Feb 17, 2014, at 12:29 PM, "Renee Braddy" wrote: > > Dear Senators, > > My husband and I have read and thought long and hard about SB 118 that is an attempt to add more money to school funding through eliminating tax credits for families. > > This is a substantial tax increase on Utah families as eliminating tax credits will likely result in parents having to work longer hours to pay the govt. and spend less time as families. I think we would all agree that time spent together as family is where the greatest good can and should be accomplished. We don't need bills that will hurt families and this bill will. It is pro-government and ant-family legislation! > > Utah's per pupil spending for education might be considered low by national standards, but parental and community involvement to education is high. How do we put a price tag on this? > > Continuing to tax families more will not encourage more involvement, it will do the opposite. There is no proven correlation between the amount of money spent on education and the quality of education a student receives. > > No doubt, there are benefits that money can provide, but the additional monies that are allocated to education at a state level rarely every trickle down to the classroom or the teacher where the most impact will be made. My experience having spent almost a decade teaching in the public schools is that more money results in more programs, more administration and more top-down mandates. > > We kindly ask you to vote NO on this bill and protect family time by letting families keep their own money and spend it in the way they deem best for their children and their future! > > Respectfully, > Kevin and Renee' Braddy > >